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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By patticake
i'd consider the yamaha and the epi.

i'd consider the yamaha and the epi.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-21-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By patticake
i'd say seagull and yamaha make the guitars that...

i'd say seagull and yamaha make the guitars that are consistent and good quality at a reasonable price. the seagull original S6 and the yamaha FG730 would be my two pics, or the yamaha FG700 if...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-21-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By patticake
i'd strongly suggest the yamaha...

i'd strongly suggest the yamaha FGX700
www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-FGX700SC-Solid-Top-Cutaway-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-106863996-i1932839.gc?
it's got a solid top, unlike others at this price point. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-21-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By patticake
if i were buying a martin for $1200 or under, i'd...

if i were buying a martin for $1200 or under, i'd either go used and get a 16 series or i might consider the 15 series, which are all mahogany guitars. you won't get electronics or a cutaway at that...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-19-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By patticake
when my house got dry and we didn't have a...

when my house got dry and we didn't have a humidifier, i boiled pots of water till i got the house up past 50%. with the windows closed, it took hours to drop back down. then i ended up using an $8...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-17-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By patticake
just like almost any guitar, it may need a setup...

just like almost any guitar, it may need a setup to play its best, but yes - it sounds good, is well made, plays well.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-16-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By patticake
the yamaha FG700 is the guitar i recommend at...

the yamaha FG700 is the guitar i recommend at this price point. you're not going to find a decent acoustic electric, much less a solid top guitar with a cutaway, at this price except maybe if you go...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-14-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By patticake
are they the exact same strings - brand, gauge,...

are they the exact same strings - brand, gauge, material?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-12-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By patticake
yup, they sure...

yup, they sure do
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/taylor-614ce-n-l-maple-spruce-nylon-string-grand-auditorium-left-handed-acoustic-electric-guitar?rNtt=614ce&index=1

however taylor feels...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-12-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By patticake
it's not a bad deal, although it's not amazing,...

it's not a bad deal, although it's not amazing, either. you definitely didn't get ripped off.

while i wouldn't have suggested it for a newer player, it's a very nice guitar with great high end...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-07-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By patticake
all that matters is which guitar sounds better to...

all that matters is which guitar sounds better to you. a newer or better quality guitar still may not sound as good. the newer one will probably sell for more, and it sounds like you prefer the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-06-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By patticake
there's no one single best under $700 as...

there's no one single best under $700 as different guitars have different tones, and different people have different preferences.

i like the seagull original S6. solid top, wider nut (they also...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-04-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By patticake
dude, the gibsons sound so much better than the...

dude, the gibsons sound so much better than the epiphone models that it's almost ridiculous.

you say you can spend 200 or thereabouts. for that money, you can get a chinese guitar - martins, which...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-29-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By patticake
in that price range you can get build quality or...

in that price range you can get build quality or tone - i haven't run into guitars that really deliver both. a guitar with quality tone, decent finish and the little neatening touches cost more...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-29-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By patticake
the playability and sound quality are, in both of...

the playability and sound quality are, in both of our opinions, very good - in its price range, the 626 isn't the best build - it's strong but expect little oddities. but has a great sound, clean...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-29-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By patticake
here's an all solid sitka/mahogany...

here's an all solid sitka/mahogany 000
http://www.recordingking.com/products/guitars-all-models/guitars-ros626
my husband owns one of this model, and it sounds sweet!

there's also a rosewood...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-28-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By patticake
are you specifically looking for a dread? i ask...

are you specifically looking for a dread? i ask because they're not too common with a 1 7/8" nut, and the only ones i've seen are well over the $2000 mark. have you tried the seagulls? the neck...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-27-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By patticake
since you're in los angeles, go to mccabe's in...

since you're in los angeles, go to mccabe's in santa monica and l.a. guitar sales in hollywood and try guitars out. there are some nice brands at those stores you won't see at GC, and i've run into...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-26-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By patticake
i have wrist problems, and usually play super...

i have wrist problems, and usually play super short scale guitars, often with tomastik plectrum extra lights, which are the lowest tension steel guitar strings i've found.

there are many extra...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-24-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By patticake
i used to own this carbon fiber...

i used to own this carbon fiber guitars
http://www.caguitars.com/index.cfm/guitars/the-cargo/the-cargo-with-electronics/carbon-burst

and check out the blackbird rider - looks like a puffy canoe...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-24-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By patticake
i owned a carbon fiber 3/4 guitar, sounded very...

i owned a carbon fiber 3/4 guitar, sounded very nice - the composite acoustics cargo. but in a small carbon fiber guitar i really like the blackbird rider, sweet!

btw, i can tell most over-$3000...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-24-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By patticake
i don't think someone who has been playing for a...

i don't think someone who has been playing for a few weeks should even try to find "the" keeper. it took me quite a while to develop my ear and my preferences. for example, i find i prefer a wider...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-23-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By patticake
i don't find solid rosewood guitars dull, and...

i don't find solid rosewood guitars dull, and i've played hundreds - or possibly over a thousand - of them. perhaps it's that different people define dull differently?

btw, it's not hypothetical...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-23-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By patticake
it's always nice to have a variety of guitars...

it's always nice to have a variety of guitars with a variety of tonal pallets, and a solid top guitar will have more resonance.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-22-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By patticake
both are going to be just a little dull (assuming...

both are going to be just a little dull (assuming you mean what a lot of players call boxy when you say dull), as they're not all solid guitars. the yamaha may in some ways have an edge - more bass...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By patticake
i like both the hellcat and the FG730. the...

i like both the hellcat and the FG730. the hellcat is bright and has a shallower body, which can be more comfortable to play, at least it was for me. the FG730 is a full sized dread with a little...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-19-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By patticake
you're correct - the lawsuit models were very...

you're correct - the lawsuit models were very similar to martins and gibsons, but used the manufacturer's name on the headstocks. my husband has a lawsuit ibanez, and while they were sued by gibson...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-17-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By patticake
i wouldn't mess with the washburn. just because...

i wouldn't mess with the washburn. just because it's got mahogany veneer doesn't mean the wood underneath is mahogany; in fact, with most companies it's a cheaper wood, so if you're looking for the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-17-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By patticake
i don't find that seagulls have a martiny tone -...

i don't find that seagulls have a martiny tone - in fact, i like the seagull original S6 sound better than a lot of martins.

that being said, the OP was looking for a tone like the martin 15 series....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-17-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By patticake
there aren't a lot of all-mahogany guitars in...

there aren't a lot of all-mahogany guitars in your price range... and those that are have laminate back and sides. the only one that comes to mind is the fender tim armstrong hellcat. i really like...
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